Applying for a visa
Important information on applying for a visa to study at the University of Edinburgh.
Do I need a visa?
Find out whether you need to secure immigration permission to study in the UK.
Student Route (previously Tier 4) visa
If you are a non-UK national and your main reason for coming to the UK is to study a full-time programme for more than six months, you will need to apply for a Student visa. You will also need to apply for a Student visa if you wish extend your stay to complete your studies, to do a work placement as part of your programme, or look for a part time job whilst you are studying.
If you are applying for UK immigration permission on or after 1 December 2020 (1 January 2021 if you are an EU national), and you will study for less than 6 months, you should apply as a Standard Visitor.
Short term student visa
The short term student visa is for students who are English language programmes of up to 11 months.
Hong Kong BN(O) visa
General information about the route to settlement in the UK for British Nationals Overseas
Your Biometric Residence Permit (BRP)
Important information on your Biometric Residence Permit (BRP): what it is, how you will receive it, and what to do if you notice a mistake.